November 2013 Posts

Gaining Weight as a Vegetarian | Bodybuilding Diet Without Meat

Ask for advice about hitting the gym, and you’re likely to hear a common refrain: make sure you’re getting enough protein. If you’re trying to build up your muscle mass and gain weight quickly, protein is an essential thing.

But what happens if the most common source of protein — meat, poultry and fish — aren’t an option? Millions of people around the world follow a vegetarian diet, forgoing animal protein sources in favour of plant or alternative options.

Whether you’re eschewing meat for personal, moral, religious or dietary reasons, it’s a growing phenomenon, and it’s only getting more prevalent.

If you’re trying to gain weight fast, however, a vegetarian diet is a limitation. Vegetarian bodybuilders in particular have to be pretty careful with their diet.

So how do you gain weight as a vegetarian? It’s possible, but only if you avoid these common pitfalls.

Here are a few simple ways to up your calories, get your protein, and put on weight quickly with a vegetarian diet.

What is the Best ‘Mass Gainer’ Supplement?

As a skinny guy I’ve heard it a thousand times: “Why don’t you eat more? You’re so skinny!”. What most people don’t realize is I’m not skinny because I’m fit, or because I choose to be; I’m skinny because I can’t gain weight even if I try!

When it’s impossible to put on weight quickly through normal means, sometimes a little outside help is in order. There’s only so much energy your body can take in when you’re eating three meals per day, and some folks don’t have the time or know-how to cook.

A good ‘mass gainer’ supplement is a fantastic way to add those extra calories to your diet. It can be just enough to push you over the hump!

Mass gainers are serious business. They don’t all taste very good, and some are pretty pricey.

What’s the best mass gainer supplement on the market, and what makes it so great?